Thought I would make a post explaining why I moved Sid, and what his setup is now!
I moved Sid on Monday into a stall with a 15x120 (ish) run. Some of you may know that Sid has lived outside for the last 8 months or so. As much as I love natural horse care, it simply was not working for him. Sid is a very timid horse, and was not getting all of his grain, and almost no hay. Thank goodness for his Triple Crown Senior feed, because if that hadn't been a complete diet he would have come out much worse, as that was most of the food he could get. This wasn't really the fault of the barn - he just ended up with some aggressive horses that pushed him off and he wouldn't stand up for himself.
So on Monday he moved into this stall with a run. During the day, he goes out in a different run that has grass. In both his stall and his day run he will have free choice hay, which is ideal for him as he's such a hard keeper. This stall also makes it easier for any staff at the barn to catch any health issues, because they can now see him every time he's fed, and have to have hands on him twice per day.
So far he seems pretty pleased - I'm told he's doing quite a bit of sleeping in his stall, which I think he likes because it's warm, dry, and free of other horses harassing him.
Switching how a horse lives can be stressful, which is why I'm careful to ensure he's still getting his HorseTech GutWerks formula. This will keep his gut in good working order and help settle any potential colic that may result.
Do you have any questions about why I moved Sid, or how I like to keep horses in general? Comment below!